Overall quality of Ireland’s environment is not what it should be, and the outlook is not optimistic unless we accelerate action – EPA

The outlook for Ireland’s environment is not optimistic unless we accelerate the implementation of solutions across all sectors and society. Climate and biodiversity are two of the key challenges we need to address. An investment in the environment is also an investment in our health. Environmental indicators are going in the wrong direction across many […]

Rick O’Shea aims to hit €100,000 target for charity after busiest year of his career

RTE Gold presenter Rick O’Shea has again launched his 2020 Book Club Christmas Appeal aiming to raise €100,000 over three years. This years appeal aims to raise funds for the Peter McVerry trust, The Samaritans and the DSPCA.   In November 2019, Rick O’Shea and the other RTE Gold staff were told that their station […]

Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country. They provide space and training for entrepreneurs, allowing them to work remotely, access […]

Macra na Feirme want to hear from all those living or working in rural Ireland

Macra na Feirme are seeking the views of those involved in farming and living in rural Ireland in their annual survey which will inform future policy work. Now, for the first time ever, Macra na Feirme are also asking the opinions of young non-farmers living in rural Ireland and how they view themselves, their community, […]

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decrease as coal and peat in electricity is phased out

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2019. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. Despite the decrease, Ireland is still not on the pathway required to meet future targets and a climate neutral economy. Energy Industries emissions decreased by 11 per cent with a significant decrease in coal […]

Winner of ‘Forest Wildlife and Plants’ Category of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition Announced

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department announced the winner of category three of its ongoing forest photo competition ‘Celebrating Our Forests’, today Friday 20 November. The worthy winner on this occasion is Mr Chris Martin who resides in Co. Cork. His winning photo, entitled ‘Bright Future for the Red Squirrel’, is a captivating image of this […]

Could workplaces bar anti-vaxxer employees if they refuse coronavirus vaccine? – advice by Alan Hickey, Services and Operations Director at Peninsula

For many, the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine is a welcome turn of events, especially if it could provide a way out of the pandemic crisis and the lifting of restrictions. There is significant interest in how the vaccine might be rolled out, and we are also now seeing some curiosity around whether or not […]

Minister O’Brien launches Public Participation Network 2019 Annual Report

Report shows 15,600 voluntary groups registered with the Public Participation Network in 2019 The Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, today (19th November 2020) launched the 2019 Annual Report of the Public Participation Networks. This is the fourth Annual Report on the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), which were […]

Art Competition – Be Creative – Stay Connected for a chance to win a €50 voucher

Here at Tipperary Volunteer Centre we want to do our bit to promote the national Keep Well campaign. With that in mind we are asking you to channel your inner creativity in our “Staying Connected” art competition. Never has it been as important for us all to stay connected while maintaining our social distance and […]

Climate Bill’s ambition must be increased and loopholes closed

On the eve of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action’s first meeting to discuss their recommendations to Minister Eamon Ryan on Climate Bill, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition publish key demands informed by new expert testimony. The Stop Climate Chaos coalition of over 40 civil society organisations today published its recommendations for amendments to the draft Climate […]

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